International Quilt Market: The Show (Part One)

Quilt Market, Pre-Sample Spree by kate @ swim, bike, quilt!I snapped this picture on my phone Thursday afternoon, before the show floor opened.  Typically, Quilt Market starts on a Thursday with Schoolhouse–an all day series of presentations by fabric designers, publishers,  pattern designers, notions and accessories distributors, etc.  Schoolhouse sessions last anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and of course there are sessions where you want to see three people and others where you feel just fine about taking a break and walking away. I was lucky and won a fat quarter bundle of Joel Dewberry’s new Heirloom collection in Sapphire,  which I love. I also love some of the new pattens designed by his wife, Laurie, and can’t wait to make the Vintage Flutter Dress. Um, I may or may not need to boost my garment sewing skills before the pattern and voile ships. 


The show floor opens on Friday, and if you attend Schoolhouse and travel from booth to booth (let’s not even talk about sample spree) you may or may not be looking for a pack mule to get all of your stuff home! I have books and patterns and project sheets, and sneak peaks and collection previews and postcards and … well, a lot of paper goods. 


But lets get to the good stuff. Quilt Market was held at the Salt Palace, which, after all, is a convention center. So, the photos aren’t that great, but still fun. 
 Really sweet fabrics–Children at Play by Sarah Jane
 Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner (she has swatches up on her site now)
 Little Apples by Aneela Hoey
 Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson
 Pez reprint in the new line by American Jane (Sandy Klop)

 Ruby by Bonnie & Camille

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3 Comments

  1. Kristen
    Posted May 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    It must be amazing to look at all that beautiful fabric and inspiration. So jealous! I wish they would have the Market one year in Las Vegas!!

  2. domestiCass
    Posted May 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, thank you for all of the great pics here and on flickr! I have been scouring blogs looking for pictures. Hope it’s all you wished it would be…it sure looks like it was from the pictures!

  3. Posted May 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    ARGH! Here I was thinking that there wasn’t many nice ranges coming out soon so I would be safe from the urge (need) to buy some!
    Thank you for all of the great photos but ARGH!!! :)

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